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Exchange 2010 SP1 issues

October 24th, 2010 6 comments

With its recent release, I decided to apply Service Pack 1 to my Exchange 2010 installation. I had read about many of the new features it offered and I was more curious about the Outlook Web App (OWA) improvements than anything else. I set about extracting and running running the SP1 installer, installing any prerequisites that the installer prompted me for before the upgrade. The upgrade lasted around 45 minutes and I was surprised to see that I was not prompted to restart the server post installation (even though I did out of habit!) Shortly afterwards I ran a few checks to make sure everything was OK and I began to notice a few peculiar issues.

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Exchange 2010 Recipient Filtering on a Hub Transport Server

September 23rd, 2010 14 comments

I have a sound understanding of Exchange server 2003 but skipped a whole generation by never really testing/playing with Exchange 2007. However, I recently undertook a server migration where I deployed Exchange 2010 and decommissioned an old Exchange 2003 server. I replaced the server like-for-like and so the Exchange 2010 server was also a single server operating in the domain.

Before hand, I decided to try a deployment on a test server just to see if I had any issues. The server is a single box that is also a Domain Controller. For testing purposes I also installed Exchange 2010 onto the same server. Initial installation and configuration was a breeze and I was soon sending and receiving email internally and externally. Upon investigation of some of the more granular Exchange configuration I soon had an issue when I tried to enable Recipient Filtering, there was simply no option to do so.

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Exchange Server hangs applying computer settings

November 18th, 2008 No comments

I recently had a problem when I rebooted an Exchange 2003 server after some updates and it refused to display the winlogon screen. Instead it sat at "applying computer settings". I left it for around 10 minutes before realising something was seriously wrong.

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Vista IE7 crashes when sending email through OWA

August 21st, 2008 No comments

I have installed Microsoft Exchange quite a few times as a syadmin and since the release of Vista one thing I seem to forget is to address the issue of Vista clients using Internet Explorer 7 that send email through Outlook Web Access.

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